Tag Archive | films

Available for Download Now!!

I’m pleased to announce that my book is now available for download from Amazon.¬†A Show Called Empire¬†looks at the way the British Empire has been portrayed in the movie world and how audiences perceptions and movie-makers portrayals have changed and adapted over time. I hope you enjoy it!! What’s next for me? Why, my next […]

3 days to go…

Wow, it’s only three more days until the launch of my new (and first) non-fiction book. Excited, nervous and relief are the words that probably sum up how I am feeling right now. In just three days I’ll be launching: A Show Called Empire: The History of the British Empire According to the Movies This […]

To read or to watch

It’s an age old – timeless – debate of Books vs Films. Instinct tells me that of course the book is better than the film because nothing can ever beat your own imagination. But what if the debate wasn’t about which is better? To read or to watch? As an avid reader this question will […]

Hollywood History

For many people watching historical films is the only access to history that they have. But watching this ‘Hollywood History’ isn’t as bad as you’d imagine. True there’s some really historically inaccurate films out there, but most directors would feel committed to the history behind the story. One glaring error in Hollywood is the perception […]

The Oscars: movie versus novel?

So the Oscars have been and gone again and those deserving few have scooped the prizes. But looking down the list of winners, and not just for this year, time after time, films fall back upon books to make the film and win it some Oscars; Life of pi by Yann Martel Anna Karenina by […]